Titles of talks and posters presented over the years at the Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation (SPPC)
- Authigenic minerals within vertebrate fossils from the Wealden, Isle of Wight. Jane Clarke.
- The conservation of the Sedgwick Museum Quaternary Hippopotamus skeleton. Caroline Buttler.
- Helping with the jigsaw! How preparators can help conservators. Chris Collins.
- Rubbers, resins and replicating Baryonyx. Lorraine Cornish.
A review of preparation techniques used in the Geology Conservation Lab at Bristol Museum. David Hill.
- Preparation, art or science? David Hill.
- Westlothiana: seeking evidence for the earliest amniote. William Lindsay.
- Preparation of the A303 ophthalmosaur. Richard Twitchett
1994, Le Havre
- Conservation of a giant Irish Elk skull and antlers for Kendle Museum, an award winning project. Kate Andrew.
- The Evolution of Wales. Caroline Buttler.
- Fishes of the Kimmeridge Clay. Steve Etches.
- Mounting the Rhynchosaurian Stenaulorhynchus or -The Correction of an Anatomical Disaster. Dino Frey and Susanne
- Preparation for the people. Steve Hutt.
- Embryonic dinosaurs and their importance. Terry Manning.
- Objects and Objectives. John Martin
- Important sites in Western Canada. Richard Twitchett.
1996, University College London:
- Conserving Crinoids - Problems and Solutions. Chris Collins.
- Giant Wings in Small Halls or so. Alexandra Anders.
- The Fayum collection at the Natural History Museum: What Conservation Lessons can be Learned? David Gray
- The Compsognathus Cast. Peter Griffiths
- Excavating and Preparing Peloneustes - a Recent Pliosaur Discovery from Oxfordshire. Juliet Hay.
- Its Fragile? Why not Cast it? - Formalose as a Moulding Medium (followed by a practical demonstration). Susanne Henssen.
- A Wild Goose: Preparation for the After Life. Angela Milner.
- Bone Diagenesis: The Early Stages. Christina Nielsen-Marsh.
- Ethanolamine thioglycollate and Pyrite Decay: Does it Work? Adrian Doyle and Cyn Ring.
- Mounting lchthyosaurs. The Natural History Museum. Glenys Wass
- Collecting problems in the Kimmeridge Clay. Steve Etches.
- Modelling a damselfly at a scale of 20:1. Michaela Forthuber.
- Scymnognathus: how a disarranged skeleton can be a 3D model. Susanne
- Video and talk - the appeal of reproductions. Susanne Henssen
- Cracking up. William Lindsay.
- Building a conservation database. Glenys Wass.
- Tertiary vertebrate fossils from Bavaria, South Germany. Lissy Biber.
- Simple tests for a new PVA. Adrian Doyle
- Model of a hatching hornet on a scale of 50:1. Michaela Forthuber.
- Sorting fossils from sediments-practical Workshop, and Discussion. Adrian Brokenshire.
- The Deeping Elephant - excavation and conservation Alan Dawn.
- Moving an Elephant. Adrian Doyle.
- Extracting and preparing fossils-practical workshop. Steve Etches.
- Casting the recently dead. Michaela Forthuber.
- Rock cutting in the High Andes: a backpacker's generator, lecture and demonstration. Dino Frey.
- Myth or Monster the Komodo dragon. David Gray.
- Attempts on Oilshale Preservation. Sabine Gwosdek.
- Sediment-transfer preparations with different resins in the Permian of Germany. Jutta Hussen.
- A new small Theropod Dinosaur from the Isle of Wight. Penny Hutt
- CT and MRI of a mouldic fossil. Neil Clark.
- 16 museums, 1 man and his computer. Paul Davis.
- Environment and microclimate. Adrian Doyle.
- Grasping the past. Michaela Forthuber.
- David Gray.
- Cleaning fossil material with Lasers. Lorraine Cornish.
- Managing a barrier film 'microclimate enclosure'. Adrian Doyle.
- Skeleton in the cupboard: using dermestid beetles for cleaning bones. Michaela Forthuber.
- One solution to producing a replica of a large specimen on display in the Natural History Museum. David Gray.
- New technology to reveal the past. Sabine Gwosdek.
- Dinosaur trackways in Oxfordshire. Juliet Hay.
- Messel pit: Research excavations in a World Heritage Monument. Norbert Micklich.
- Relative humidity induced physical responses in fossil material. Adrian Doyle.
- The amateur's perspective. Steve Etches.
- Workshop: Colouring casts with powder pigments. Michaela Forthuber.
- Liopleurodon and pyrite; a case study. David Gray.
- Exhibiting techniques. Steve Hutt.
- Caught short in the field - emergency field techniques for the unprepared. Jeff Liston.
- My beautiful Laudrette - preparation with tensides. Elizabeth Biber.
- A Virtual Tour of the Brunswick Museum. Michaela Forthuber.
- The preparation of a new Iguanodon found in Surrey. David Gray.
- Megafauna support versus adulteration. Nigel Larkin.
- Preparation down under! Ian Macadie
- The making of the geology map of Scotland. Vicen Carrio.
- Reeling in a big Jurassic fish. Jeff Liston and Dave Martill.
- What lies beneath the CAT scanner digital images? Part II. The application of the technique. Structures likely to be compatible with a new dinosaur embryo discovery. Roberta Montesdeoca.
- The re-discovery of a lost holotype Stenopterygius acutirostris - its acquisition and conservation history. Sandra Chapman and Adrian Doyle.
- Conservation of a Jurassic Marine Reptile. Caroline Buttler.
- Mechanical preparation techniques: a review of modern equipment. Adrian Doyle.
- Running noses - lifesize reconstruction of Nasobema lyricum. Michaela Forthuber.
- The preliminary preparation of a Tendaguru brachiosaur. David Gray.
- Constructing a diorama: The landscape of north Hesse State about 250 million years ago. Susanne Henssen.
- Building a model of Psittacosaurus on the basis of a beautifully preserved specimen. Bernd Herkner.
- Conservation of proboscidean tusks. Nigel Larkin.
- Old glue and old bones, or how the Leeds collection was stuck together. Sarah Finney and Leslie Noè.
- Virtual fossils: 3D digital reconstructions from serial sections. Derek E G Briggs.
- Long term preventive conservation of the Shropshire County Museum Service geological collections - the geological elements of the Ludlow Museum resource Centre. Kate Andrew.
- A review of modern palaeontological preparation equipment.
- S. Airflow S1 airbrasive machine. Eric Milsom.
- Deep in Grube Messel. Eric Milsom.
- Base camp to Summit Team. Eric Milsom.
- From Dragons to Sparrows: The media and the evolution of the dinosaur image. Luis Rey.
- Palaeoart exhibition. Bob Nicholls.
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Palaeontology. Adrian Doyle.
- Improving consolidant effectiveness: A capillary based method for evaluating and monitoring consolidant concentration. Tim J. Fedak.
- A new preparation tool - the Split-V. James Fletcher.
- Curation history and mineralisation of a highly degraded pyrite fossil collection. Emily Hodgkinson.
- The dismantling and cleaning of the Sedgwick Museums Iguanodon. Sarah Finney and Leslie Noè.
- The history and preparation of the enigmatic dinosaur Hylaeosaurus armatus BMNH R 3375. Sandra Chapman and David Gray.
- Mineralisation of highly degraded pyrite fossil collection. Susan Martin
- The Blaschka Glass Models - The Conservation Issues. Bolton.
- Cleaning Natural History Material with Lasers. Lorraine Cornish.
- Preventive Conservation; barrier films, anoxia and fossils. Adrian Doyle.
- Lifesize Reconstruction of Longisquama insignis. Michaela Forthuber
- A Life of Grime: Excavating 20th Century Deposits. Nigel Larkin.
- And here's one I prepared earlier. Moore
- A Pliosaur Travels: The Transport and Packaging of a Unique Cretaceous Marine Reptile from Northern South America. Leslie Noè.
- Palaeoart exhibition. Luis Rey.
- Important plesiosaurs in the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History). Adam Smith.
- Analysis of spheniscid tarsometatarsus and humerus morphological variability using DAISY automated digital image recognition. Stig Walsh.
- Finding the Minimum Sample Richness (MSR) for multivariate analyses: implications for palaeoecology. Michael Bedward.
- A re-description of the postcranial skeleton of the primitive stegosaur Huayangosaurus taibai. Susie Maidment.
- Palaeoart exhibition. Bob Nicholls.
- Lured by the rings: growth structures in Leedsichthys. Jeff Liston.
- Skull evolution in the Rhynchocephalia (Diapsida: Lepidosauria). Jones.
- Kimmeridge fishes. Steve Etches.
- Finding the Minimum Sample Richness (MSR) for multivariate analyses: implications for palaeoecology. Michael Bedward.
- Creating the vertebrate palaeontological displays for the Kelvingrove Museum. John-Paul Sumner.
- Historical gluemaking, and implications for conservation.
- The rather naive idea of forming a museum on the Jurassic Coast. Steve Etches.
- Fake Rock, Real sand: The making of the exhibition ‘Sahara - Living Desert'’. Michaela Forthuber.
- The virtual and physical preparation of the Collard Plesiosaur. Nigel Larkin.
- Palaeontological preservation with 21st century documentation: using photogrammetry to produce highly detailed 3D image models. Neffra Matthews
- The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Preparation from the Wild West. Cindy Howells.
- Emergency remedial conservation of homeless mammoth material. Emma Nicholls.
- A preliminary investigation into the removal and remedial conservation of labels from fossil specimens. Felicity Bolton.
- Environmental damage to palaeontological specimens. Ana Citores.
- Blood, sweat and scars for life- the complications of comparative shark material. Emma Nicholls.
- A Triceratops skull in Birmingham at 50 and 100: discovered 1908, transported 1958. Leslie Noè.
- The effectiveness of Synocryl 9123s during the acid preparation process. Melissa Schiele.
- Fossil preparation skills: available information for both ‘amateur’ and pro. Remmert Schouten.
- The pilot conservation of two Blaschka glass models of micro-organisms. Liesa Stertz.
- A new suit for the Dublin pliosaur.
2009, Bristol (SVP, SVPCA and SPPC meeting):
Adhesives, choice and reason:
Presentations by Velson Horie, Amy Davidson, Chris Collins, Nigel Larkin, Suzanne Henssen and Dick Mol.
- Infacol – if it’s good enough for babies, it’s good enough for ammonites. Christian Baars.
- The joy of steel: How to master your awkward fossil in the field. Nigel Larkin.
- Mechanical and chemical preparation methods used on the lower Eocene cementstone concretions from the Mo-Clay of northern Denmark. Frank Osbaeck.
- Preservation potential of elasmobranchs. Trine Sørensen.
2011, Lyme Regis:
- Bringing sea dragons back to life: 200 years on from Anning, Conybeare and De La Beche. Mark Evans.
- Accessing palaeontology in a local museum. Phil Hadland.
- The UK continental shelf on the move: transferring two major core sample collections. Mike Howe.
- Resourcing palaeontological collection care in a time of crisis: the legacy of the Earth Science Review 20 years on. Jeff Liston.
- How long? Preparation of the Weymouth Bay pliosaur. Lu Allington Jones
- Acid preparation of a pond turtle from the Eocene Mo clay formation of northern Denmark. Frank Osbaeck.
- Simplifying extraction and cross sectioning of microfossils in unlithified sediment. Martin Abrahamsson
- The Bristol Dinosaur Project – preparation methods. Pedro Viegas.
- Building conservation grade support systems for the long-term storage of fossil vertebrates. Mark Graham
- The Dorset Fossil Code database. Richard Forrest.
- Virtual palaeontology: an introduction. Russell Garwood
- Bad Influence - Acetic Acid Preparation of a Pterosaur in Metamorphosed Limestone. Lu Allington Jones.
- Going to The Other Side– Acid Preparation of Dinosaur Bones from Atherfield Bay. Lu Allington Jones.
- Mechanical Preparation of Oligocene Fishes. Mark Graham
- Special care for historical collections – The Timor collection at Naturalis Biodiversity centre (the Netherlands). Natasja den Ouden.
- The use of expansive demolition agents for the extraction of large and delicate dinosaur fossils from the Upper Cretaceous of South-central Pyrenees (Catalonia, Europe). Galobart Lorente.
- Estimating the volumes and masses of big plaster field jackets. Donald Henderson.
- Why look at fossils in infra-red? Nigel Larkin.
- ‘King Long Dan’: Excavation, export and experience. Jeff Liston.
- The Trento experience: Building life-size models of extinct species and shipping them 1,000 miles to Italy. Bob Nicholls.
- The new palaeobiology store at National Museums Scotland. Andrew Ross
- Pros and cons of restoration. Vicen Carrió
- Storage enhancement of the Palaeontological collection at Facultad de Ciencias (Uruguay): Quaternary vertebrates make the first move. Alejandra Rojas.
- Opening up the dipnoan brain: new insights from the cranial endocast of Dipterus valenciennesi. Tom Challands.
- Challenges encountered during the preparation by acid-resin transfer of fossil fish from Monte Bolca, Italy. Mark Graham.
- Evolutionary history of antlers in Cervidae (Ruminantia, Artiodactyla, Mammalia). Nicola Heckeberg.
- GB/3D fossil types online – not only the largest collection of 3D digital fossils, but also of major format, schema and vocabulary conundrums. Mike Howe.
- Resourcing palaeontological collection care in a time of crisis: The legacy of the Earth Science Review twenty years on. Jeff Liston.
- Preparation of Ardiolus sp? From the Eocene Mo clay in Denmark: New approaches in acid preparation. Frank Osbaeck.
- The Upper Jurassic marine reptiles from Spitzbergen: from field conservation to laboratory preparation. Aubrey Roberts.
- A tale of two Mysticeti. Nigel Larkin
- Using infrared thermal imaging as a collections management tool. Nigel Larkin.
- The NHM Kimmeridge Clay Ichthyosaur Collection Project. Sandra Chapman.
- Fossils, Footprints and fakes. Mark Graham.
- A brief history of the best collection of fossil fish in the world ‘probably’. Emma Bernard.
- ‘Breaking bad’ bone beds: processing the Downton Bone Bed. Luke Hauser.
- Moulding dinosaur tracks on the banks of the St. Mary River in southwestern Alberta. Donald Henderson.
- Leviathan Rising: A new collections curation initiative from the Star Pit dig. Jeff Liston.
- Preparation of a uniquely preserved turtle from the early Eocene Mo clay formation of northern Denmark. Frank Osbaeck.
- Psycho knives and Withers wedges – Excavating a plesiosaur. Richard Forrest.
- Moulding, casting and laser scanning of dinosaur trackways from the Late Cretaceous of Southern Alberta, Canada. Donald Henderson.
- Part seen, part remembered: the preparation, conservation and curatorial challenges of virtually raising Leviathan. Jeff Liston.
- Preparation of vertebrate fossils from the Miocene clay pit in Gram, Denmark. Frank Osbaeck
- A documentation mystification. Emma Nicholls.
- A ton of trouble: cleaning, conserving and mounting a large 300 million year old giant clubmoss plant fossil from north Wales for display. Nigel Larkin & Caroline Buttler.
- The discovery in a museum collection of the largest known skeleton of Ichthyosaurus in the world and its re-display, including 3D printing missing bones. Nigel Larkin, Dean Lomax, Steven Dey, Luanne Meehitiyia & Laura Porro.
- Journal of Palaeontological techniques: a free, open access journal exchanging knowledge between technicians, preparators and researchers. Tschopp.
- Project airless: addressing the problem of pyrite oxidation in a large fossil collection. Kieran Miles.
- Replicating the 1.8m long skull of Pliosaurus carpenteri for display. Nigel Larkin & Steven Dey.
- The remedial conservation and support jacketing of the neotype of the dinosaur Massospondylus carinatus. Mark Graham
- Finding and collecting a dinosaur in an open pit mine - the Fort McMurray nodosaur. Donald Henderson.
- Blood, sweat and vinegar: acetic acid preparation of cetacean fossils yields exceptional results. Tim Ziegler.
- Recording the uncollectable with low cost low tech: Successful photogrammetry in the field using a mobile phone to create digital 3D models. Nigel Larkin & Steven Dey.
- The Biddulph Grange geology gallery project: restoring a unique display from 1862 that encapsulates an important stage in the history of the development of geological thinking. Nigel Larkin.
- From China to Nottingham: the making of Dinosaurs of China. Adam Smith.
- Using theatre skills in a science exhibition: Dinosaurs of China in Nottingham. Martin Nunn.
- Challenging preparation of a plesiosaur skeleton from a stressed nodule. Richard Forrest.
- The air-abrasive technique: re-evaluation of its use in fossil preparation. Mark Graham.
- Rescuing an early Cretaceous plesiosaur from an active tar sand mine. Donald Henderson.
- An introduction to ‘The Association for Materials and Methods in Palaeontology’ (AMMP) Meeting. Vicen Carrio.
2019, Isle of Wight:
- Controlled excsiccation of fossilised remains ion waterlogged marl: Slowly, slowly, dryee squiddie. Lu Allington-Jones
- Palaeontological preparation facilities in UK universities: The north south divide? Tom Challands.
- A combination of air abrasion and ultrasonic preparation reveals fine details ahead of scanning electron microscopy in fossil ophiuroids. Mark Graham.
- Cold climate collection of Cretaceous creatures in Canada. Donald Henderson.
- 13 years of preparing Danish fossils, a retrospective. Frank Osbaeck.
- A new technique for sampling plant debris beds from the Early Cretaceous Wealden Group of southern England. Simon Penn.